Re: Ready to vote on 2004-003?
On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 12:11:08PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> What I'm proposing, instead, is that we explicitly override the social
> contract [temporarily, within some limits, based on what we've been doing for
> years] and just be done with it.
this is hypocrisy.
having a principle which is so hard to live up to that it requires a special
exemption for the sake of convenience is pointless. either the principle is
valid or it is not. there is no ethical middle ground which says the principle
is valid but we should just ignore it because it's inconvenient right now.
either the current wording of the SC is right, in which case we should follow
it; or it is wrong, in which case it should be reverted to the old wording
which wasn't so impractical and incovenient.
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The next time you vote, remember that "Regime change begins at home"